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January outdoor calendar

LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in January. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes.

Jan. 1 – First Day Hike, Mormon Island State Recreation Area (SRA), Doniphan; Indian Cave State Park (SP), Shubert; Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP), Lewellen; Platte River SP, Louisville; Wagon Train SRA, Hickman; Chadron SP, Chadron; Eugene T. Mahoney SP, Ashland; Red Willow Reservoir SRA, McCook; Ponca SP, Ponca; Wildcat Hills Nature Center, Gering; Johnson Lake SRA, Elwood; Smith Falls SP, Valentine; Fort Kearny SRA, Kearney; Calamus Reservoir SRA, Burwell; Fort Hartsuff SHP, Burwell; Fremont Lakes SRA, Fremont; and Lake Ogallala, Ogallala

Jan. 2 – Application period begins for Super Tag and Combo multispecies lottery permits

Jan. 2 – Big game informational meeting, Cabela’s, Sidney

Jan. 3 – Big game informational meeting, Community Center, Wymore

Jan. 3 – Big game informational meeting, Hooker County Library, Mullen

Jan. 6 – Duck and coot hunting seasons close in Zone 3, Low Plains and High Plains Units

Jan. 7-27 – Duck and coot hunting seasons in Zones 2 and 3, High Plains Unit

Jan. 8 – Big game informational meeting, Schilling Wildlife Management Area, Plattsmouth

Jan. 9 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Broken Bow

Jan. 10 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Curtis

Jan. 12 – Discover Ice-Fishing Clinic, Holmes Lake, Lincoln

Jan. 12 – Flying WILD Educator Workshop, Wildlife Safari Park, Ashland

Jan. 13 – Crow hunting season opens statewide

Jan. 14 – First day of spring turkey hunting permit sales

Jan. 15 – Youth, Landowner, Season Choice and River Antlerless, and Gifford Point WMA deer hunting seasons close

Jan. 15 – Birds and Books workshop, Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk

Jan. 15 – Antlerless elk season closes

Jan. 16 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Stockville

Jan. 17 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Wayne and Grand Island

Jan. 18 – Dark goose hunting season closes in North Central Unit

Jan. 18 – Nebraska Game and Parks Commission meeting, Lincoln

Jan. 19 – Discover Ice-Fishing workshop, Yanney Park, Kearney

Jan. 19-Feb. 10 – Statewide light goose and white-fronted goose hunting seasons

Jan. 20 – Discover Ice-Fishing Clinic, Fort Kearny SRA Lake No. 6, Kearney

Jan. 23 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Alma

Jan. 23 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Niobrara

Jan. 24 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Lincoln

Jan. 28 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Rushville

Jan. 29 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Scottsbluff

Jan. 29 – Insect Investigations Educator Workshop, Elkhorn Valley Museum, Norfolk

Jan. 30 – Prescribed burn training workshop, Imperial

Jan. 31 – Hunting seasons close for November late doe/fawn antelope, fall turkey, pheasant, quail, partridge, grouse and squirrel

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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